|Authors||Charles W. Misner, Kip S. Thorne, and John Archibald Wheeler|
|Cover artist||Kenneth Gwin|
|Publisher||W. H. Freeman|
|LC Class||QC178 .M57|
In physics, Gravitation is a well-known compendium on Einstein's theory of gravity by Charles W. Misner, Kip S. Thorne, and John Archibald Wheeler, originally published by W. H. Freeman and Company in 1973. It is often considered the early "Bible" of General Relativity by researchers for its prominence and is frequently called MTW after its authors' initials.
The book, whose size and shape at over 1200 pages is similar to that of a large telephone book, covers many aspects of General Relativity and also considers some extensions of it as well as experimental confirmations. The book is divided into two "tracks", the second of which covers more advanced topics. MTW uses the −+++ metric convention. A substantial fraction of the book consists of boxes which add supplementary substance to the already thorough main text.
- Gravitation catalog listing at the W. H. Freeman website
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